Strong Storms Threaten Oklahoma, Texas

Published May 01, 2013

| AccuWeather

For the middle of the week, the atmospheric pattern will be favorable for creating an area of strong and potentially severe storms across the southern Plains.

Thunderstorms are expected to develop and could become strong on Wednesday afternoon and into Wednesday evening across Oklahoma and Texas.

Just a few cities in the main risk area include San Angelo and Wichita Falls, Texas and Oklahoma City, Okla.

The main threat with these storms will be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph in addition to the possibility of hail.

As a cold front that is creating a snowstorm in the northern Plains and Rockies dips farther southward, the humid air from the Gulf of Mexico and the dry desert air from the Southwest will all combine over the area.

People traveling in the area should use caution, as these stronger storms will be rather isolated and will develop quickly. Motorists along I-20, I-10 and I-44 could be in the direct path of these storms.